Signal Priority

Red and white Toronto streetcar

How a Broken Traffic Signal Improved Transit

A brief outage of traffic lights at one Toronto intersection inadvertently gave area streetcars more priority, speeding up service for transit users.

November 14, 2022 - blogTO

Washington, D.C. Bus Lane

D.C. Bus Priority Plan To Expand Bus Lanes and Improve Service

A new plan from DDOT describes 51 bus priority projects aimed at improving service and making transit accessible to more D.C. commuters and residents.

January 7, 2022 - Greater Greater Washington

Expo Line LA Skyline

Traffic Signals Will Finally Prioritize Expo Line Trains in Los Angeles

The Los Angeles City Council has approved a motion to improve signal prioritization for the sake of light rail transit on the Expo Line where it operates in city streets.

November 7, 2019 - Streetsblog LA

Los Angeles Light Rail

Light Rail Could Finally Get Priority Over Cars at Intersections in Los Angeles

The city of Los Angeles controls the streets and the intersections crossed by the Expo Line as its connects Downtown Los Angeles to Santa Monic and the beach. The city has made its first progress toward prioritizing trains. at those intersections

October 16, 2019 - Urbanize Los Angeles

Chicago’s Pace to improve Service with New Platforms and Signal Priority

Pace, the suburban Chicago transit provider, is investing in a route on the city's northwest side, looking to speed up buses and attract new riders.

July 25, 2019 - CBS Chicago

Popular Minneapolis Bus Route to Get Big Upgrade

The 19 is one of the city's most popular bus routes, but a new plan will reduce wait times and speed up buses with pre-pay, signal priority, bump outs, and other improvements. Also, the 19 bus will become the C Line.

March 23, 2018 - MinnPost

Boston Bus

Speeding Up Buses in Boston

Boston's busiest buses are slow and have lost ridership, the LivableStreets Alliance proposes a plan for changing that.

March 23, 2018 - Streetsblog

Chicago Transit Authority

Chicago Buses Slowing for Years

A new report from Active Transit Alliance outlines plans to get Chicago buses back up to speed.

November 13, 2017 - Streetsblog Chicago

Metro Rapid Bus

Los Angeles Signal Priority System Should Be a Model for U.S. Transit Systems

Signal priority is a way to create faster, more regular bus service by adjusting length of stoplights for buses.

May 25, 2017 - Active Transportation Alliance

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